Longtime Chicago police officer Frederick Collins has jumped into the Chicago mayoral raceand it's not his first.
Collins also ran for mayor eight years ago. His 2014 interview with Windy City Times is at https://windycitytimes.com/m/APPredirect.php?AID=48762.
Collins, 53, said in a statement, "As Mayor, I will immediately place into action a citywide plan to stop the blatant deadly crime sprees and carjackings that have plagued our city, our communities, and businesses too. Thus, causing the citizens of our great city to also feel unsafe and fearful within their own neighborhoods," ABC 7 Chicago reported.
Collins' campaign website stated that "his goal is not only to become Chicago's next mayor, but to improve public safety, economic conditions and educational conditions and the overall quality of life for the citizens of Chicago."
A release said Collins has been with the Chicago Police Department for almost 30 years.
In 2012, he was a Republican candidate for the state's 1st Congressional District, but lost. In 2010, Collins unsuccessfully ran for Cook County sheriff against Tom Dart.
Democratic state Rep. Kam Buckner, Ald. Raymond Lopez, businessman Willie Wilson and media owner DJ Doran have all declared their candidacies for mayor. Lopez and Doran are openly gay.